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What is the best solid state amplifier you have ever heard?
The one I listen to now — D’Agostino Momentum S250 stereo amp. I’d been through some very nice Pass amps prior but the D’Agostino was the difference between live and life-like.The first really good solid state amp I heard early on was a Bedini 100... 
Kef Blade or Kef Blade Two for bigger room
Hi blueskywalker,You're very welcome. In my basically L-shaped space I have the Blade 2s firing down the length of the room. It isn't ideal, because that results in the right speaker being 1 meter from the side wall but the left speaker sees open ... 
Kef Blade or Kef Blade Two for bigger room
I have Blade 2s in a room 3.7 meters wide by 8.2 meters long with a 3 meter ceiling which opens at the front to an entry foyer 3 meters wide by 4.3 meters long and 8 meters tall. An open doorway near the back of the room opens into a large kitchen... 
Best song for immediate impact when presenting or testing?
F.K.A Twigs, self-titled EP, side 2Janelle Monae, Dirty Computer, side 1 LP 1Marion Hill, Act One (expanded 2 LP set), side CGoldfrapp, Silver Eye, the whole damn thingNoisia, Split The Atom, title trackG.O.L. The Sensation Of Tone, Angelica In De... 
What is your listening chair?
Human Touch Zero Gravity Chair. Super supportive and comfortable for long listening sessions -- maybe too much so because it's pretty easy for me to fall asleep in it while listening some evenings. My second ZGC, the other is in the room with the ... 
How do SVS subwoofers compare to REL?
I’ve used an Antimode, but haven’t ever used a DDRC. In principle there is no reason why any line-level DSP couldn’t be used between preamp and SVS subwoofers. One would just leave the subwoofer eq flat (as shipped) and let the outboard DSP unit d... 
How do SVS subwoofers compare to REL?
@willemj: You are correct. There are three available manual eq bands. No auto eq, so some other means of measurement are required. I use StudioSixDigital AudioTools app and their iTestMic (http://studiosixdigital.com/) or REW and a minidsp.com UMI... 
How do SVS subwoofers compare to REL?
Here is the URL of the SVS subwoofer top-level web page:https://www.svsound.com/pages/subwoofersSVS do a good job of explaining their line and the hierarchy within the line of subwoofers.Most folks like sealed subs for music-only or music-first, h... 
How do SVS subwoofers compare to REL?
My experience with some of the equipment you are considering is a bit tangential at best -- I owned Magnepan 1.6 QR speakers for several years, but never tried to use them with subwoofers. I spent some time at friends home who used REL subwoofers ... 
Moving a 5,000 vinyl LP collection safely
Really, folkfreak? Then I must be one of the lucky ones. My homeowners insurance policy does not exclude coverage for media, including LPs. In fact, they paid off on LPs and other media at replacement cost some years ago when I had a leaking pipe ... 
Moving a 5,000 vinyl LP collection safely
PS:Maybe this was covered already but your homeowner's insurance may cover your property during the move (mine does) without any need for special "moving" insurance. Check it out.Good luck,Steve Z 
Moving a 5,000 vinyl LP collection safely
Don't stress this. I just moved 10,000+ LPs from NW Montana to Washington state's Olympic Peninsula. Two U-haul trips of two days each time. Middle of summer with temps routinely > 90F. I used the biggest (non-refrigerated) truck each time and ... 
Anyone still using a Teres table?
I built my first Teres, #13, back when it was a DIY project. That Teres now resides in Sweden with the daughter of the good friend it was sold to some years ago.My second and current Teres I built right at the close of the Teres DIY era as the pro... 
GARY BEDINI and JOHN BEDINI have passed on 11-6-16
Sad news. I had several of John Bedini's products back in the day (6677 preamp, 100/100 1 Meg amp) and still have one of his 200 wpc diode-emitter amps in a closet waiting for the right project.Lots of controversy about his later "free energy" cla... 
Pass Labs upgrade?
I second tjassoc.Kent and the guys at Pass Labs (including Nelson Pass himself) are very approachable and generous with their time. I also highly recommend Mark Sammut at Reno HiFi as a dealer with very fair pricing, generous trade-in/trade-up pol...